NEMA’s report on modernizing the electrical grid offers some sound advice to legislators on ensuring a more dependable power supply, and we applaud the association’s efforts for representing the electrical industry’s energy interests in Washington, D.C....More
Electrical distributors who thrive in Manhattan are a different breed. They are first and above all survivors. In the past 15 years, they survived Hurricane Sandy, which shut off power to an estimated 200,000-plus customers in Manhattan, and many times that number in the city’s four other boroughs. They survived the horrors of 9/11 and a recession that decimated Wall Street’s financial industry with mass layoffs....More
Lighting retrofit stories tend to lean toward glamorous high-profile projects, but it’s the more utilitarian side of better lighting that’s really making a difference in people’s lives. So when LaMar Lighting, Farmingdale, N.Y., wrote to tell us about its VO-LED Series luminaires being part of a major renovation at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), specifically providing new light for the facility’s staircases, we found it refreshing....More
From Electrical Wholesaling's monthly Bulletin Board department, a compilation of stories about electrical distributors, reps and manufacturers giving back to their communities and stepping up to help someone in need.
When you look at the growth numbers for cities like Boston, New York, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Raleigh, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., you realize just how fast they are growing compared to other U.S. cities....More
As you develop your market forecast for 2014, factor in another year of steady growth. Pump the growth up a point or two if Congress gets its act together and business owners start investing in their businesses again....More
The key segment driver for overall industry sales growth this year is the distributor-served contractor market, up better than 6.5%. Next year we expect total industry sales to top $100 billion, a milestone. Industry growth at 8.9% will be the best since 2011....More
Electrical Wholesaling's 2015 Regional Factbook is a guide to sales foreasts on a market-by-market basis. Click the individual regions below to go to a detailed description of that area's forecast, including major projects planned or underway, major distributor acquisitions and branch openings and the Top 200 distributors with headquarters in the region. This data set will help you craft your own forecasts for electrical sales in a particular market area.